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Ralf Patterson

Location of Photo:

Photo taken at my "Sky Pony Observatory" in the Davis Mountains of west Texas

Date/Time of photo:

Nov. 5th through the 8th, 2020 between 8 PM and 12:00 AM


Taken with a Canon Ra mirrorless DSLR through a Celestron RASA 11" V2 on a Meade LX850 mount/drive auto-guided by Meade StarLock.


Resembling a Basking Shark, this nebula is part of a large molecular cloud in the constellation Cepheus. Within this image of the "dark nebula" are also two blue reflection nebulae that are illuminated by nearby stars.


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